People usually look for some ideas before they build a house. They can get from magazines, books, or even when they walk through the street and see an inspiring house. For you who need some inspirations or ideas about home, I bring good news for you. In this time, I am going to talk about a house. Are you curious? Let’s check this out!
The house is called the Hilton House. This building is almost 100 years old, and it is located in the east of the Wychwood Barns arts center, northwest of Downtown Toronto. This house was previously divided into two apartments. This building was returned to a single-family home. A renovation is also done to make this building better than before. The improvement is made by studios to add more spaces in the house for entertaining needs.
The clients wanted a street presence in the house, so they ask the designers to maintain the street presence of the home. They also wanted to open up the interiors and make space more modern. It becomes a challenge for studios as the person in charge to renovate the house.
Some actions are done by studios in the renovation. They removed the partition walls which are placed on the ground floor to create an open-plan living space running front to back.
Another action has they added a single-story, timber-clad extension to the rear. An effort like providing more space for the kitchen and incorporating skylights for better natural illumination is also made by them. There is a fireplace between the lounge and dining spaces which forms a partial divider. A white box surrounds the fireplace and a black chimney attaches to the end, while a wooden compartment on each side is used to display the flower decoration.
There is an attractive statement made by a simple material palette of white-painted and wooden surfaces which is contrasted by the dark grey kitchen island and cupboards, and stainless steel appliances. Additional space such as storage, mud space, bathrooms and staircases are all hidden behind built-in walls.
On the upper level, the concept of the open-style layout is repeated. The master bedroom and ensuite occupy one side of the story, with a makeup area in between. The floor across the bathroom use marble and hexagonal tiles make a difference from the wooden floor and white walls of the sleeping area. The master bathroom consists of a large open concept shower and a cantilevered vanity mirror that expands beyond a sizeable frosted window.
The Wooden Bungalow Looked From Outside
A Room With Wooden Floor Features Some Chairs, Sofa, And A Table
A Wooden Dining Table With Chairs Around It And A Unique Lamp Over It
A Dog On The Sofa Under A Large Artwork Hung On The Wall And A Table In Front Of It
A Wooden Dining Table With Chairs Around It Near A Kitchen Area With Wooden Floor
A Bedroom With A White Bed With Black And White Pillows Placed On A Colorful Rug
White Vanity With A Large Mirror Over It
A Grey Kitchen Island With Some Stools And A Sink